What people look like, or, rather, the race they have been assigned or perceived to belong to, is the visible cue to their caste. It is the historic flash card to the public of how they are to be treated, where they are expected to live, what kinds of positions they are expected to hold, whether they belong in this section of town or that seat in the boardroom … whether they may be shot by authorities with impunity.

—ISABEL WILKERSON, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent

I FOUND RACE TO BE THE MOST DIFFICULT DIMENSION of diversity to tackle when we started to roll out our DEI initiatives globally. Race—this socially constructed notion that we can categorize human beings based on visible physical differences ...

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